Halle Berry is well-known as a beauty queen, model, the recipient of the 2002 Oscar for Best Actress – but it is not generally known that she is a Type 1 diabetic.
But how has she coped with her diabetes, in amongst dealing with this meteoric rise to fame?
“Sometimes, in the middle of a work day, it can be a little inconvenient to say: I have to go shoot up (with insulin). Can you excuse me please? I used to think in the beginning :Oh, they’re going to think I’m a prima donna. But I got over that saying: This is life.”
Being a Type 1 diabetic, Halle’s daily routine would entail regular daily blood glucose level tests, and possibly also several insulin injections. She has to be extremely careful with what she eats, and in her case, not just because she is watching her weight, but to keep her blood glucose levels under control.
However, her recent statement that she's gone from having type 1 to type 2 diabetes did raise a lot of eyebrows - because it's impossible!